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Australia heads for lowest virus count in three months

Australia heads for lowest virus count in three months”

"This light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer every day", deputy chief medical officer Nick Coatsworth told reporters in the capital Canberra.

Victoria, Australia's 2nd most populated state, reported 2 deaths from COVID-19 and 11 cases in the last 24 hr.

"That is absolutely on track for us to be able to take a step on the 28th", Premier Daniel Andrews said.

The bulk of Victoria's restrictions could be lifted late next month if its two-week average stays below five, a target which Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticised as too punitive and costly to the national economy.

It comes as a recent Newspoll found Premier Daniel Andrews' handling of the second COVID-19 outbreak had the backing of a majority of Victorians, with almost two-thirds of Australian voters rating the state's lockdown as "about right".

The two-week average rise in cases in Melbourne, the state capital, dropped below 35 on Monday, on track to meet a target of below 50 cases by September 28 when the authorities have said they may relax restrictions in the city. Now it is below 35.

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Australia is battling its first recession in 30 years, while unemployment in July hit a 22-year high as virus curbs paralysed businesses.

"One of today's two deaths is linked to a known outbreak in an aged care facility".

The Victoria outbreak has also closed off prospects for travel between Australia and New Zealand to resume soon.

The poll for The Australian shows 62 per cent of Victorian voters agree the premier has managed the crisis well, despite a hotel quarantine bungle that unleashed a second wave of the virus.

Meanwhile, New South Wales, the largest state, and Queensland both reported two new cases raising the national total to 18.

Australia has reported just under 26,900 infections and 850 deaths, according to government data. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.



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